Ken Atkinson started his career in international banking and after 14 years, which included assignments in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia he set up his own consultancy business.
Ken has over 38 years emerging market experience and 35 years Asian experience and has undertaken corporate finance transactions in many emerging markets worldwide (Eastern Europe, the People’s Republic of China and several other countries in S.E. Asia).
Ken has been working almost exclusively in Vietnam and Cambodia during the last 25 years..
His work has included financial advisory, transaction support, appraisal of large projects,with a strong emphasis on capacity building projects funded by multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors.
He has broad experience in advising clients including commercial banks on project appraisal, debt finance, loan restructuring and equity funding.
Ken has a wealth of experience in the hotel and toursim sector having been involved in financing hotels in Asia, advising developers, advising owners on hotel operator selection, working with operators and doing feasibility studies.
Ken advised on the first Hotel Joint Venture in the PRC in 1979 and one of the first projects in Vietnam in 1989.
Currently he is Executive Chairman of Grant Thornton Vietnam and Managing partner of Grant Thronton Laos.